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Beach House in Palillos Beach, Peru by Vertice Arquitectos

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Vertice Arquitectos

The project develops on an irregular shaped terrain inside a difficult area, but with a privileged view to the sea in the lot E-3 from “Palillos” beach, at the south of Lima. Taking advantage of the lot slope, the project is propose as a volume set worked with different materials and textures in three levels that work together as a unit, obtaining several space relations between the interior and the outside. Without forgetting the most important requests asked by the client: the sea view must be from the most of the rooms, the more important space will be the social area, and finally independence and tranquility from the private area.

Beach House

  • Architects: Vertice Arquitectos
  • Project: Beach House
  • Location: Palillos Beach, Km 117lima south
  • Architect Team: Arch. Hernani Canessa, Arch. Luis Miguel Becerra, Arch. Sandro Moro
  • Size: Built area 296m²
  • Client: Private


Wynn Day Spa in Los Angeles, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio was asked to design a soothing yet chic interior space for the Wynn Day Spa.  The Wynn Day Spa is a full service spa located in Los Angeles, California.  The spa has three distinct programs: an acrylics station for manicures, a spa area for pedicures, and a massage area.  The plan is laid out with the most frequently used areas located in the front and the private massage spaces toward the rear.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Ciro Coelho)

  • Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Name of Project: Wynn Day Spa
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Team: Clay Aurell, Josh Blumer, Kelly Kish, Christopher Holliday, William Lopez, Karmen Aurell
  • Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
  • Photographer: Ciro Coelho


Level apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia by OFIS Arhitekti

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: OFIS Arhitekti

The project is the renovation of an apartment contained within an art nouveau building originally designed and built in 1902 (architect C.M. Koch). The building is a 5 floor residential block in the centre of Ljubljana overlooking a square surrounded by residential and mixed use buildings.

Image Courtesy Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda

  • Architects: OFIS Arhitekti
  • Project: Level apartment
  • Location: Ljubljana historical City Centre, Slovenia
  • Type: Residential apartment
  • Client: private
  • Renovation Area:  115 m2
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, William Gibson, Estefania Lopez Tornay, Nika Zufic
  • Photography: Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS Max


Museo del Acero Horno3 in Monterrey, Mexico by Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos

Project Statement

A team of international designers collaborated to transform a decommissioned blast furnace and a brownfield site into a modern history museum dedicated to the region’s rich history of steel production. Borrowing from materials endemic to the site, innovative landscape design weaves together with modern architecture to usher an old relic into the 21st century. Environmentally sensitive technologies — such as green roofs and a storm water collection system — offer a new approach to the landscape while respecting the original context.

Images Courtesy Paul Riveria / Archphoto

  • Architect: Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos
  • Project Title: Museo del Acero Horno3
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Project Type: Museum/ Park Landscape
  • Lead Designer: James A. Lord / Claudia Harari
  • Client/Owner: Mr. Luis López, General Director of the Museo Del Acero Horno3
  • Photography credit: Paul Riveria / Archphoto, Abigail Guzman Tamex/ Grafix, James Lord
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator


Conde Two Houses in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Estudio HMA

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Estudio HMA

From the beginning this project had to answer to two different voices, or two customers. Both required the same amount of square meters for their future homes. Perhaps the greatest achievement of this project was understanding how to complete the entire buildable volume equally for both owners without them losing the ability to access almost all of the lot size in width and length. The strategy chosen for this purpose was to criss cross the meters that corresponded to each of them so that both units rotated through the axis of the central courtyard in a centrifuge-like manner. To criss cross both properties it was decided to use stairs that functioned  as sleeve-like bridges connecting both units.

Conde Two Houses

  • Architects: Estudio HMA
  • Project: Conde Two Houses
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project_ Documentation_ Construction Managers: HM.Arquitectos _ Fernando Hitzig & Leonardo G. Militello
  • Collaborators: Rubén Ruiz
  • Construction: Estudio hma
  • Structure consultant: Carlos Gandini
  • Renders: ZoomZ estudio
  • Project Type: Housing
  • Built Area: 300 m2
  • Exposed Area: 182 m2
  • Project Year: 2011-2012



Cube in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design (designed using Maya and ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Dbox

A dramatic and elemental steel infrastructure creates the possibility for ultimate volumetric flexibility where the homeowner can customize spatial prerogatives. Rising 22 stories over the design district in Miami, Florida—Cube promotes its occupants to design their own domain with the possibility of connecting multiple cube modules vertically, horizontally, and diagonally in addition to creating double height volumes, garden voids and cantilevered living environments. Generated by desire and need rather than architectural assumption, the volumetric play of the building creates intriguing arrangements of solid and void— a true interactive architecture.

Renderings by Dbox

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Cube
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Scope: 240,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/Interior finishes
  • Renderings by: Dbox
  • Software used: Maya and Archicad


Spröjs Mansion by Visiondivision

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Visiondivision

Spröjs Mansion is a house for someone with a go for gold attitude. The house includes all good-life functions a person with assets and taste could beg for. The cellar contains a double garage connected to a wine cellar with an under water pool view. The first floor contains a spatial kitchen, living room and the main hall with double ceiling height if wanted. Two smaller outcrops on this floor contains on the kitchen side an orangery so the household always have fresh vegetables and fruits, and a relax room with sauna on the living room side.

Spröjs Mansion front facade

  • Architect: Visiondivision
  • Name of Project: Spröjs Mansion
  • Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya


Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial in New Jersey by Zerafa Architecture Studio

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Zerafa Architecture Studio

The Holocaust, a violation of our collective humanity, has affected the way in which we understand the world in which we live, it pre-conditions our decisions and our value judgements. These are the enduring consequences of human tragedy, they transcend generations and become part of who we are. The memorial is about all of us, past, present and future.


  • Architects: Zerafa Architecture Studio
  • Project: Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini
  • Associate Architect: Gregory T Waugh AIA
  • Client:  The Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial corporation (ACBHM, Inc.)
  • Facility: Memorial
  • Size: 2400 sf.
  • Status: International Competition Proposal- Stage 1, June 2010 (completion Date).


A Small School in The Grand Paris By Hubert & Roy Architectes Et Associés

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Hubert & Roy Architectes Et Associés

The school at Le Bourget is modelled after its changing neighbourhood, an area facing the landscape of Grand Paris, connected to the city by green “corridors”, and brought near Paris thanks to its nearby train station. Just like a vertebrate organism slipping into the fragmented plot, the school is designed based on a structure entirely made out of timber, digitized and optimized, prefabricated in a workshop-factory and mounted in a few months by two craftsmen. This structure, including structural frames every 1.50 m, is covered with a green roof for water retention and thermal mass. Elevations of the structure are cladded with glass and aluminium panels aligned on the 1.50 m frame to frame distance. Therefore, the aluminium envelope is only 4 mm thick and the insulation fits within the thickness of the structure.

Image Courtesy Hervé, Abbadie

  • Architects: Hubert & Roy Architectes Et Associés
  • Project: A Small School
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: city of Le Bourget.
  • Competition winner: 2008
  • Delivered: June 2011
  • Area: 2800 m²
  • Cost: 4 800 000 €
  • Architects Team: Bruno J. Hubert et Michel Roy architects. Elyas Khouadja, architect. B. Bonijoly, G.Shanishev architects coll.


Crematorium in Kėdainiai, Lithuania by Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai

This is the first crematorium in Lithuania. The idea to build a crematorium was born in the interwar period, but at that time only furnace to reduce medical waste in Kaunas hospital was built. Increasing cremation traditions Lithunians use cremation services in Latvia and Poland. To make a path for the first crematorium in Lithuania wasn’t easy. Despite the big enthusiasm, the catholic mind and political hypocrisy, the lack and imperfections of environmental and other laws were overcome only in 2011. The owners of Kedainiai crematorium, doctor and environmentalist, showed the strength.

Image Courtesy G.Česonis

  • ARCHITECTS: Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai
  • PROJECT: Crematorium in Kėdainiai
  • LOCATION: Metalistų st., Kėdainiai, Lithuania
  • COMPLETED: 2011
  • BUILDING AREA: 775 m2
  • ARCHITECTS: G.Natkevičius, A.Rimšelis
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: G.Česonis
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS Max


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